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Egyptians turn anger on army in Cairo protest

CAIRO – Thousands of protesters turned their anger on the army on Saturday demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council hand power to civilians and pressing for former President Hosni Mubarak to be put on trial.
The army, which has ruled Egypt since Mubarak was forced out of office on February 11, has become a growing target for a hardcore of protesters who say the generals are colluding with remnants of Mubarak’s network and thwarting calls for a deeper purge.
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Egyptians rally in Cairo to ‘save revolution’

CAIRO – Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Friday, issuing calls to “save the revolution” that ousted president Hosni Mubarak and to rid of the country of the old regime.
The Youth Coalition Movement, an umbrella grouping those who launched the uprising against Mubarak, called this week for a new demonstration to demand judgement of the corrupt and those who fired live rounds on protesters. The young pro-democracy activists also want the country’s

Egyptians seize first taste of democracy after Mubarak

CAIRO – Egyptians turned out in droves on Saturday to get their first taste of democracy after president Hosni Mubarak was forced to relinquish his 30-year grip on power last month in the face of mass protests. Long queues formed outside voting centres throughout the first half of the day, something unheard of in the Mubarak era, when turnout was always miniscule as voters assumed their ballots would make no difference. Hordes of voters flocked to polling stations across Cairo from

Egyptians vote in historic ballot

CAIRO – Egyptians flocked to the polls on Saturday for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the military rulers hope will allow elections within six months.
By early morning, queues of hundreds had formed at polling stations across the country to cast ballots in the first vote in living memory whose outcome has not been known in advance. The result will determine how quickly Egypt can hold elections.

Egyptians protest against sectarianism

CAIRO – Hundreds of Egyptians holding up crosses and holy Qurans massed on Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest against sectarianism, following religious clashes that left at least 13 people dead. “Muslims and Christians are one,” chanted flag-waving protesters in the swelling crowd, as others held up banners depicting an entwined cross and crescent. The rally comes day after Egypt’s new military rulers met with representatives of Christian Copts in a bid to allay fears of a

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